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Businesses hit by tornado hit obstacles when trying to reopen

Posted at 5:38 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 19:24:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Businesses that were hit by the March tornado in Germantown and East Nashville have experienced delays as they try to reopen.

At BoomBozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse, everything’s on pause due to an insurance hold up. Another reason some businesses are in limbo is construction delays, and setbacks related to COVID-19.

“Also everybody needs windows, so there was a big push for it, and then a drop in employees at the same time, so that was just bad," said Pamela Cole of Fanny's House of Music.

Cole said it took months but they finally got new windows installed as all of them were blown out by the deadly tornado.

“There were two or three weeks where absolutely nothing happened,” Cole said. “We call it the tornado virus now because it kind of all got mixed together.”

There’s still a lot of work to do, but Fanny’s House of Music plans to reopen next week.

“It’s just been one day a time. Trying to move forward,” Cole said.